By Delia / Last update December 24, 2021

Recently, Microsoft admitted two critical bugs in Windows 11 - blue screen of death and application crashes. These two bugs were first discovered on Patch Tuesday in November 2021 and now affect Windows 11 and even the latest versions of Windows 10.

Windows 11

In the page of known issues, Microsoft officially explains that the recent update of Win11 brought a bug that caused an error in the Microsoft Installer MSI. Microsoft found that the affected applications now include the famous Kaspersky Security Suite, among others. If your device is affected by this error, some programs will not be able to open.

These programs crash when they receive system updates, encounter software problems and try to fix the problem using Windows settings or troubleshooting features.

Microsoft says it is currently fixing the problem, and if the application crashes and no error message appears, users can reinstall the software to try to fix the problem.

Microsoft has also now given a new fix and pushed it out as part of Windows 11 KB5007262 (Build 22000.348).

What does KB5007262 bring to Windows 11

The update mainly brings the following changes:

  • Introduced new emoji for Windows 11.
  • Fixes issues with Task View, Alt-Tab or Snap Assist.
  • Better memory management.

While KB5007262 does not bring new features, it does contain fixes for several key issues:

  • Fixes for an issue that caused some applications to stop responding. This would happen when an application tried to use the Windows Input API on a device with a touchpad.
  • Fixes an issue that would automatically enable Focus Assist after a Windows feature update.
  • Fixes an audio distortion issue.
  • Fixes an issue with audio peripherals that occurred when you used them with spatial audio.
  • Fixes an issue affecting PowerShell 7.1 and later versions. This issue broke Appx PowerShell cmdlet functionality for some users.
  • Fixes an issue where some users would see incorrect images when starting the system.
  • Fixes an issue that caused searchindexer.exe to crash or cause high memory usage, which tended to occur on devices running uninstall in a remote desktop environment.

In addition, there is user feedback that the device will stop responding when resuming from sleep or hibernation, which occurs mainly on certain processors. However, Microsoft has not released a list of affected processors, and the problem is expected to be fixed with the patch.